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Cowroid with spiral and papyrus stems
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05816
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleCowroid with spiral and papyrus stems
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-1650 / -1550
  • PeriodSecond Intermediate Period (Egypt)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,5 cm, Width: 1,3 cm, Depth: 0,6 cm
  • OwnerMusées royaux d'art et d'histoire/Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The base of this seal amulet in the shape of kauri shell shows two drooping papyrus stalks flanking a spiral. The back is decorated with two, perpendicularly intersecting strips. Parallels date from the Second Intermediate Period / late middle Bronze Age.